Lebanese Army arrested pro-ISIS cell in northern Lebanon

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Amid the deteriorating economic and security situation in Lebanon, terrorist organizations are taking advantage of the insecurity and establishing themselves across the country.

Lebanese Army Command announced the arrest of several people who formed a cell affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) in the city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon. The cell assassinated retired First Aide Ahmed Murad in Al-Matain Street, Tripoli.

The Army Command stated that the members of the cell had deliberately purchased individual weapons and ammunition in order to carry out terrorist operations and sought to recruit other people to help them carry out their crimes.

According to the statement, the cell began its activity in June.

The statement confirmed the start of further investigations based on information gathered during interrogations of the arrested suspects.